Dalton Lehnen dazzled on the mound for the Dell Rapids Mudcats as he threw seven shutout innings racking up 20 strikeouts as the Mudcats defeated Dell Rapids PBR 10-0 in eight innings at the annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” night on Friday, June 25th at Rickeman Field.
Lehnen struck out the first nine batters of the game before Carter Gullickson got a double in the top of the fourth inning. Tim Wilhelmsen had the other hit allowed by Lehnen, a single in the fifth inning.
The Mudcats scored in six of the eight innings as they built their lead throughout the game. Nate Henry had the game-ending hit, a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Not only did Lehnen have 20 strikeouts on the mound, he had two hits and three RBIs in the game. Henry had two hits, one a home run, and an RBI. Mark Abrahamson had a two-run home run. Both Ty Hoglund and Chad Hunt had two hits, including a double. Travis Peters had a double. Jimmy Bauer and Grant Olson both had a hit. Hunt also pitched one inning allowing a hit.
Gullickson finished with a double for PBR. Wilhelmsen had a single as did Brandon Geraets. Riley Hoffman pitched five innings allowing six runs on seven hits with two strikeouts. Trey Randel pitched two-plus innings allowing four runs on four hits with two strikeouts.